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Title Something the Lord made [(DVD) videorecording] / HBO Films presents a Cort/Madden production, a Joseph Sargent film ; producer, Julian Krainin ; produced by Mike Drake ; written by Peter Silverman and Robert Caswell ; directed by Joseph Sargent.

Publication Info. New York, NY : HBO Video, [2004]
©2004
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F SOM    DUE 10-22-19
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Description 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, Dolby Digital surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Language English, French, or Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Cast Alan Rickman, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union, Merritt Wever, Clayton LeBouef, Charles Dutton, Mary Stuart Masterson.
Credits Director of photography, Donald M. Morgan ; editor, Michael Brown ; music composer, Christopher Young ; costume designer, Karyn Wagner ; production designer, Vincent Peranio.
Note Originally broadcast as a made-for-TV movie in 2004.
Special features: Audio commentary with director Joseph Sargent, writer Peter Silverman and executive producers Robert W. Cort and Eric Hertzel.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Tells the emotional true story of two men who defined the rules of their time to launch a medical revolution, set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow south. Working in 1940s Baltimore on an unprecedented technique for performing heart surgery on "blue babies", Dr. Alfred Blalock and lab technician Vivien Thomas form an impressive team. As Blalock and Thomas invent a new field of medicine, saving thousands of lives in the process, social pressures threaten to undermine their collaboration and tear them apart.
Subject Thomas, Vivien T., 1910-1985 -- Drama.
Blalock, Alfred, 1899-1964 -- Drama.
Tetralogy of Fallot -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Heart -- Surgery -- History -- 20th century -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Racism -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
DVDs.
Genre Made-for-TV movies Videodiscs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Sargent, Joseph, 1925-
Krainin, Julian.
Rickman, Alan.
Mos Def (Rapper)
Sedgwick, Kyra.
Union, Gabrielle.
Wever, Merritt.
Young, Christopher.
HBO Video (Firm)
ISBN 078312404X
Standard No. 026359246128
Music No. 92461 HBO Video
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